INITIAL SCREENING OF APPLICANTS
Each candidate is required to submit an Employment Application and a Confidential Questionnaire. Law Enforcement applicants will not receive a Confidential Questionnaire until the successful completion of Selection Testing.
The purpose of selection testing is to evaluate the entry-level candidate’s level of physical fitness and cognitive ability as it relates to performance in judgment, learning, problem solving, observation, and memory. Those applicants presently certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council as a Level III Law Enforcement Officer are exempt from the Selection Testing Process.
Entry Level – Police Officer
- All entry level law enforcement applicants must successfully complete the physical fitness assessment administered by the Vermont Police Academy immediately preceding the start of the Entrance Level III Academy.
- Applicants must complete the psychological screening.
The purpose of the panel interview is to assess the ability of the candidate to communicate clearly and thoughtfully and to give them the opportunity to demonstrate their reasoning abilities.